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Web Content Development/Professional Writing

Web content development is the process of researching, writing, gathering, organizing, and editing information for publication on websites.

Career Options

  • Applicants for web developing jobs often have experience in a related field
  • such as web design or programming. With experience and training
  • a web developer can go on to specialise in a particular area of development
  • become a project manager or team leader or even become technical director. One can gain jobs in eminent companies like Facebook
  • Google
  • etc also. These companies offer good job opportunities as web content developer. People associated with this profession can also try their skills in Digital Marketing.

Educational Qualifications

  •  People with bachelor’s degrees or higher in the fields of communications, journalism or English are considered qualified.  College degree and/or equivalent experience in Graphic Design and Web development • Experience in desktop publishing concepts and standards; word processing techniques and standards • Background or skills in publishing, editorial operations or desktop publishing • Experience in editorial content creation or multipurpose

Personal Skills

  • • Excellent communications and writing skills • Good listening skills • Multitasking abilities • Ability to work independently • Fairly good knowledge of HTML
  • Photoshop
  • Dreamweaver
  • Macromedia flash
  • MS- FrontPage etc would be of benefit in this profession.

Courses to be pursued

  • • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or communication and a minimum of 2-3 years experience in web related marketing and development. • Computer software or hardware vendors
  • such as Oracle or Microsoft
  • may also certify content developers. Oracle offers several Java programming language certifications. Additionally
  • Microsoft offers a series of computer
  • operating system
  • and developer certifications. All certifications can be earned by passing exams. • Content developers need at least an associate's degree in computer science
  • information technology
  • or a related field
  • though a bachelor's degree is often preferred
  • and certifications can help with career advancement.

Top Colleges

  • Zee Institute Of Creative Arts, Mumbai Address: New Mehrauli Road, Munirka, New Delhi, Delhi 110067 Phone: 011 2674 2575 http://www.zica.org/
  • • Calcutta University Address: Senate House, 87/1, College Street, Kolkata, West Bengal 700073 Phone: 088246 15445 http://www.caluniv.ac.in/

Working Conditions

The employee is regularly in a typical office environment with adequate light and moderate noise levels. No hazardous or significantly unpleasant conditions. Air-conditioned buildings; tile, concrete and carpeted floors; adjustable workstation with ergonomic keyboard is provided.

Top Companies

  • Harvard Business Publishing http://harvardbusiness.org/
  • Google India https://careers.google.com/

Successful Persons

Kristi Hines

Not only does she pump out what seems like a 1,500 word article a day, each post is packedwith ridiculously helpful tips for running your social media, and your business – and when we say packed, we mean it.

Eric T. Wagner

Eric is a serial entrepreneur and a columnist for Forbes online, where he covers entrepreneurial topics, like how to make money, and how to make more money once you’re done making the first money.

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